Showing posts from February, 2015

Friday 5: Braids, Instagram, New Art, & Tandem Nursing

Happy Friday!  Today I want to begin by sharing with you two of my current favorite Instagram profiles!

Firstly, BRAIDS!!  
Now that my hair is long and straight, I intend to experiment with more exciting braids in the coming months, especially with all the great tutorials and inspiration from Annie's Forget-Me-Knots.  They're so classy and lovely!
Every other year for six years, I've grown out my hair and donated to Locks of Love (see before-and-afters).  However, this May, when I would normally cut my hair, I opted to let my hair keep growing instead, and I've resisted the temptation to get it layered and styled so I can have good "braiding hair."  

Then there's SixOneSis, a really solid Instagram feed that I follow because of her encouragement for women, specifically singles and wives, focusing on sexual purity and marriage.  It's good stuff!

I listed two new printables in my Etsy shop this week.  These were hand-drawn with Sharpies, an…

Enchanted Bow Shop Giveaway!

Back in the Fall, I was looking for some special headbands for our pending arrival - Miss Claire - when I came across Enchanted Bow Shop on Etsy (via a friendly recommendation). I was an instant fan!!

I'm following this shop now on Instagram, and I'm constantly admiring all the ADORABLE bows, crowns, and headbands that Amy makes!  They're soft, feminine, delicate, yet sturdy, and her style is refreshing - just good classic floral girly-ness.

Here are my sweet girlies, modeling a few of the headbands...

And look at these gorgeous crowns!!!  I want them all!

So would you like a chance to win a $15 store credit to Amy's shop??  I thought you might!!
I finally started a Facebook page for my blog, so follow this link to get the details for how to enter the giveaway -- it's simple!
Winner will be announced onValentine's Day!  (Giveaway ends 2/14/15 at 11:59AM)

Friday Five: Painting, Plans, Photos, & Bows

Hey there!  Happy Friday to you!

I wanna start off by telling you about a giveaway coming up!  On Tuesday the 10th, there's going to be a giveaway for $15 credit to The Enchanted Bow Shop on Etsy!  I love all the beautiful felt headbands and crowns she creates.  Here's our sweet Nora wearing a sparkly flower band!  When she saw it for the first time, she exclaimed, "Oh!  A Pwincess!!"

I never shared any photos from Claire's newborn session with Heather Paul Photography.  Heather has a very relaxed style and has an eye for capturing those sweet moments and details.  She's done all three of our children's newborn photos, and she's officially launching her biz this week - share some love and "like" her page here

Here are a few of my favorites from Claire's newborn session (flower bands also from EnchantedBowShop): 


Sweeeeet precious Claire Elise just turned 2 months!  She is the most mellow, laid-back babe, and we're enjo…

"How Bad Do You Want It" - Intentional Christian Motherhood (week 12) - The Final Post

Hey there!  I've been missing lately, haven't I?  Sometimes I do that here on this weird blog.  I just have a baby and then disappear for a while. 
Soooo, I just had my third baby.  Wow.  Ya know, before I go any further, I just want to tell you one of the first things that comes to mind when I write "third baby." I have a few dear friends that are suffering the emotional pangs of infertility, and I ache for them when I'm around them; and I'm gonna be quick to admit that parenting is HARD (like real life, super hard sometimes), but I don't want a day to go by without being grateful.  
And really y'all, I am grateful.  
I've been in the sappiest mood for the past 8 weeks.  Tonight I held my sleeping boy - my first born - and he was so very long...arms and head hanging back over my elbow with the weight of him all. Seriously y'all, it's almost that time where I won't be able to carry him anymore.  He's big.  I cried.
So I star…